ShareFest 2012 - Milford
Troop 468 participated in ShareFest, which basically is when groups in the community help the town they live in by doing things like painting, weeding, mulching, or something like that. (Also earning service hours.) We mulched playgrounds at Boyd E. Smith and the Milford Preschool.
Relay For Life 2012 - Milford
Troop 468 set up camp on the Trinity United Methodist Church grounds while participating in the Relay For Life at the Milford High School track. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. The boys in the troop raised more than $1200 for the American Cancer Society with their participation in the event this year. Troop 468 was honor guard for the initial ceremonies and lead the survivor lap.
Tree Climbing Campout - AJ Jolly Park - EarthJoy Adventures
Troop 468 camped out at AJ Jolly Park in Alexandria, KY the weekend of May 11-13. The highlight of the campout was the tree climbing activity put on by the EarthJoy Tree Adventures.
Flying Pig Marathon 2012
Once again the Troop participated as "grunts" during the Flying Pig Marathon. This year our assignment was in Farifax providing crowd control and cheering on the runners. Many of the runners thanked us for our support. The most interesting observations during the event was a runner dressed as Forest Gump and one juggling as he ran the course.
Blue Jacket 2012 Camporee - April 20-22, 2012
Well it is not every day that you are in the middle of a disaster, but Troop 468 found itself there at the Blue Jacket District camporee titled "Disaster". For the camporee boys had the option to work along three different tracks; E Prep Merit Badge (Eagle required), Wilderness Survival Merit Badge or 2nd class Scout skills. The camporee kicked off on Friday night with a "plane crash", victim triage and then working with local fire departments as they responded to the disaster. Saturday the boys were on each focused on the tracks they had selected working through the requirements for each at the camporee. Unfortunately for the Wilderness Survival folks the weather Friday night really challenged them, rather cold and VERY wet. Therefore, most troop leaders spent Saturday working to help dry out the Wilderness Survival boys gear and clothes. One highlight of the camporee was Sunday am were our troop lead the interfaith worship service.
Overall the camporee was great. Hats off to the organizers for all their work and execution of the camporee.